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Islander Cruises

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Lord Howe Island, Australia
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About Islander Cruises
Explore the beautiful lagoon of Lord Howe Island with the most experienced and friendly Glass Bottom boat, snorkel turtle tour operators. Islander Cruises is a one-stop shop for all your aquatic needs. We offer snorkel tours, turtle tours, Aquascooter tours, hire gear including snorkel gear, wetsuits, GoPro's, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
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Colleen Donnellan wrote a review May 2022
Gerringong, Australia14 contributions
Island cruises LHI are very friendly, professional and have a wealth of knowledge of the local area and marine life. My partner and I went on a two hour glass bottom boat, turtle and snorkel tour of North Bay. Pete and his crew are absolutely amazing and very informative. We had the most amazing time and I would highly recommend Islander Cruises for all your LHI tours on Lord Howe Island. There tours are suitable for any age group, including children and our older folks. We were very fortunate to be able to see quite a few turtles on our tour. We also hired a kayak with Islander Cruises, which was great fun, although wish I had gone on one of their guided kayaking tours earlier on.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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happydaze-7 wrote a review Mar 2022
newcastle nsw253 contributions120 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 cruises we did with these guys. Professional and friendly they provided a great insight into local life, history and the reef itself. We felt incredibly safe and comfortable. The tours were well priced and they were clearly passionate about the reef. All equipment provided but no chocolate cake either time, they probably need to move that off the marketing but seriously, I did not need any more calories ;)
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Tamara Peters wrote a review Dec 2021
Newcastle, Australia42 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked this tour for the afternoon of our arrival but the weather was not suitable (raining and windy). Our tour was postponed and we eventually found time on the day before our departure and the weather was perfect (sunny and calm). We enjoyed wonderful snorkelling at three different types of sites and enjoyed a wide variety of coral and fish life. The tour guide knew the best places to go and clearly explained where to snorkel once arriving at each site. We didn’t get any chocolate cake, as mentioned in the other reviews, but were very happy with the value we received. All gear was provided including a short wetsuit. Arrive 20 minutes early to gear up. Boat is well covered to provide shade on the trip to the reef. Good storage for towels, water bottles, hat and sunglasses while you are snorkelling. Trip times vary over the week to suit the tide.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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garethsarahjames wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
A fantastic 2 hours spend viewing turtles through the glass bottom boat, snorkeling around them & snorkelling in the north bay near the wreck. The fish life was teeming, bright & colourful. Skipper was informative & managed the breezy conditions well. Also April did an amazing job juggling bookings in a trying weather week. Recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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helena g wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia38 contributions21 helpful votes
Thank you for that magical tour of the lagoon. Very impressed by the speed of the wet suit kit, and the ability to find the turtles for viewing from the glass bottom boat. Hesitant about snorkeling initially, but appreciated the encouragement, and loved the experience of seeing the turtles so close. A very good 2 hour trip, and suitable for all ages. Book if you can. Thank you again Pete.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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